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ERIC Number: ED556302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 182
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3035-6807-7
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Student Learning in Student Services Extended Opportunity Program & Services
Soltani, Parisa
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, California State University, Fullerton
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to investigate the relationship between student learning and participation in Equal Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S) at Irvine Valley College (IVC). An embedded survey design was developed using William Sedlacek's non-cognitive questionnaire (NCQ), items from the Community College Survey of Engagement (CCSSE), items based on Marcia Baxter Magolda's model of cognitive complexity, and items based on student learning outcomes for learning in EOP&S. Students' demographic characteristics, progress data, and grades were also collected. The survey concluded with four open-ended questions examining students' perceptions about their learning. Though there were limited findings related to grades as an outcome measure, several NCQ scales were associated with the learning in EOP&S outcome measure. Qualitative and mixed methods analyses extended statistical findings highlighting the importance of positive outlook and positive self-concept. Finally, the study found that students' academic and social involvement played a noteworthy role in students' development, especially as related to cognitive complexity and learning in EOP&S. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California